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Easton Police Chief Officially Retires After 43 Years With Department

Easton Police Chief James Candee has officially retired. Photo Credit: Town of Easton
Stamford Assistant Police Chief Timothy Shaw speaks during press conference last fall. Shaw will become police chief in Easton in mid-July. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern, File

EASTON, Conn. — Easton Police Chief James Candee officially retired this week after 43 years with the department, according to the Easton Courier .

Candee, 66, who grew up in Easton, joined the force straight out of the Navy and spent his last day there Tuesday, the Courier said.

His replacement, who will be the sixth police chief ever in town, is Timothy Shaw, 48, assistant chief at the Stamford Police Department. He will start in the job on July 17. The Easton Police Commission approved the hiring of Shaw, 48, at a salary of $105,000 per year to oversee the 14-member Easton Police Department. Read more about Shaw's appointment here on the Daily Voice.

Read the full story about Candee's retirement here at the Easton Courier.

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